Company Overview: Evogene

About the Company

Evogene

The Challenge & Opportunity

The world today is characterized by a growing human population – projected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, increase in living standards, mostly in developing countries, dwindling water and soil resources and global warming related phenomena. In order to ensure adequate supplies of food, feed and fuel, we face the challenging task of producing more output with reduced inputs. Additional challenges include preserving existing resources by reducing air, water and land pollution, as well as coping with climate changes.

Improving plant performance so as to increase crop yield, bolster resistance to climate changes and reduce water requirements is the foremost solution for coping with these daunting challenges. Plant genomicsoffer a promising opportunity to improve plants.

Key application of plant genomics for improving plant performance are: Biotechnology, Advanced Breeding and Ag-Chemicals.

According to the USDA, more than half of the unprecedented growth in major field crops yield gains in the U.S over the past 70 years owes much to genetic improvement achieved by plant breeding and, more recently, through biotechnology.


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